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Jul 26, 2010 7:00pm EDT
whistleblower website wikileaks.org. and they have more. some of the documents ripped the cover off the u.s.-led war effort in afghanistan. they tell a story that some veterans of the region know full well. more civilian deaths than are ever reported, unexplained american deaths, questionable battlefield tactics and a mission just not going that well. this comes just as the u.s., of course, is gearing up this new push in the conflict. we have two reports to start off with tonight. first, our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this massive leak provides incredible detail and insight into the u.s. war in afghanistan. day by day, battle by battle it's a tough look at the worst of the war. the staggering mountain of documents, nearly 92,000, covers a six-year stretch of the war ending last december when the u.s. war effort was failing and the taliban was on the rise. the secret documents were released by the whistleblower website wikileaks and its founder, julian assange. >> the real story of this material is that it's war. it's one dam
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Jul 8, 2010 7:00pm EDT
a little dated, going back to when russia was the ussr and was the arch cold war enemy of the u.s. but there they were, those russian spies arrested a few days back, discovered living in america, having blended into american society. tonight they are en route out of here and they are part of a spy swap, ten of them being exchanged for people in russia accused of spying for the u.s. we start off tonight with our justice correspondent pete williams in our washington newsroom. pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian, there's never been anything quite like this. from arrest to guilty plea to expulsion from the country in just 11 days. it's the legal system driven to hyper speed by a u.s. desire to improve relations with russia. assembled quickly in a federal courthouse in new york city, all ten admitted that while they pretended to be just the folks next door, they were actually sent here to be secret agents for russia. one by one, they spoke their true russian names, then pleaded guilty to being unregistered foreign agents. the government dropped a second charge of money laundering. t
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Jul 1, 2010 7:00pm EDT
u.s. economy, jobs, housing, stocks and what many hoped would be a rebound. >>> the spies who lived quiet lives in america were working for russians. tonight, a stunning admission. >>> the struggle in the gulf. stormy weather slows the cleanup but doesn't stop people making a difference for friends and neighbors. >>> and the secret. how do some people make it to 100? how do some people make it to 100? "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc "nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. i'm ann curry in for brian williams. new signs tonight the economy is slowing down. from a jump in unemployment benefits to a record low number of home sales to slowdowns in manufacturing, construction and auto sales, it's all pointing to an economy that looks less healthy than it did a few weeks ago. and that was reflected in the stock market today. the dow closed down another 41 points standing now at 9,732. the dow has been down six trading days in a row now. all this is leading up to a
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Jul 9, 2010 7:00pm EDT
exchange of spies between the u.s. and russia since the cold war. >>> end game, bp's latest plan to contain the gusher and why there will be more oil before there is less. >>> plus the ripple effect on hard-working gulf families. >>> making a difference by bringing new hope high in the sky. >>> and lebron james feeling the heat after ending the guessing game. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm lester holt in for brian. the members of that russian spy ring exposed by the fbi with such fanfare just two weeks ago are back in moscow tonight. tonight in a scene straight out of the pages of a novel, the ten who had been living here posing as americans were swamped on an airfield for four russian citizen whose had been accused of spying for the u.s. and britain. two of them arrived in washington just a short time ago. now apparently free men, but nonetheless pawns in an east-west game most of us thought was of a bygone era. nbc's martin fletcher is in london tonight with more of this story. martin, good evening. >> lester, good evening. i
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Jul 29, 2010 6:30pm EDT
combat tours, multiple wounds and deep troubles for the ranks of the u.s. army. we begin with our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. the army promises to fix its mental health problems and put its soldiers first, but it's got a long way to go. as a specialist in the army jennifer crane was sent off to afghanistan. >> two weeks after we landed there, we were attacked for the first time. >> reporter: the war took a heavy personal toll. at home she got hooked on cocaine and ended up on the streets. >> unfortunately, didn't cope with anything very well. >> reporter: jennifer got the necessary counseling and is back on her feet, but a devastating new report from the army today reveals that after nine years of war, thousands of soldiers never survive their own personal battles. >> we have an army that's been fully engaged for almost nine years now. i don't think that we fully understand the toll that that's taken on the forces. >> reporter: the numbers are staggering. last year, more than 1,700 soldiers attempted suicide. 160 succeeded. the
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Jul 10, 2010 6:30pm EDT
july's lone and that follows the deadly month of june, which we reported showed that record 103 u.s. fatalities. u.s. commanders continue to warn that casualties are going to get worse because coalition forces are now taking the fight to the taliban and al qaeda in kandahar province, their backyard. u.s. commanders are saying they are hurting the enemy, having killed or captured hundreds of insurgents in a series of nighttime raids over the past couple of weeks. some of these raids have certainly backfired. today hundreds of afghans took to the streets in the northern city, protesting what some u.s. officials are calling the unintentional deaths of afghan security guards during a joint raid. the goal of the surge is to bring trust and confidence to the afghan people through better security. increasingly, that's looking like it's having the opposite effect. >> jim meceda in afghanistan. >>> president obama promised new help today to veterans of began dpan and all other wars. he announced plans to make it easier for or men and women in uniform to qualify for benefits if they suffer wh
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Jul 16, 2010 5:30pm PDT
people -- the u.s. economy. consumer confidence plunged to the lowest levels we have seen in almost a year according to new numbers out today. the stock market went down along with it. the dow lost more than 261 points on this single day of trading. cnbc's senior economic reporter steve liesman is with us. steve, it's been a while since we spoke last. as you know, these figures that are coming out lend fuel and credence to the fear that we are going to have what's called the double dip recession. you're coming up near a recovery only to fall down again. how real is it? >> i think the fear is very real right now on the street. not a lot of optimism on the economy, although most economists, including those at the federal reserve, say that's probably not what's going to happen. although looking at the consumer sentiment numbers today, it was the eighth biggest drop we have had. the kind of drop we have seen for example around 9/11 and consumer pessimism rose and also the financial crash back in october. so it's one that's very well worth watching, but so far the sense is that we have hit
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Jul 3, 2010 6:30pm EDT
: good evening, lester. this trip comes at a critical time. the u.s. has promised to end its combat mission in iraq by august 31st. and draw down troops to 50,000. iraq has still not created a permanent government four months after it held elections. on this visit, biden brought his wife jill to help celebrate independence day with the troops. their son was deployed here in 2008 and 2009. she wants to focus on the challenges facing military families. as the vice president arrived, he got filled in by senators mccain, lieberman and grant who are winding up their visit to iraq. biden was briefed by general ode narrow. >> i remain optimistic about a government being formed here that will be representative of all the major pafrties. >> reporter: tonight senior officials traveling with the vice president say the u.s. is still on track to end its combat mission by the end of the summer and draw down troops. even if iraq still only has a care taker government. lester? >> nbc's andrea mitchell in baghdad, thanks. >>> to richard engel in afghanistan where the new man in charge general david
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Jul 27, 2010 7:00pm EDT
meantime, what's the immediate impact on the u.s. fighting force in the field? >> well, it certainly gives them new information, those who haven't had access to it. but no one thinks it's going to change the way they provide intelligence, because it's a hallmark of the new war fighting that everyone have access to as much information as possible. >> all right, as we continue to sort through it, andrea mitchell in our washington newsroom to start us off. andrea, thanks. >>> meanwhile on capitol hill in washington, there was a nomination hearing today for the marine corps general picked to replace david petraeus in afghanistan. a big job. and general james mattis is another one who like the recently retired general mcchrystal is a very blunt talker and veteran warrior. our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski has more on the hearings and the general. >> reporter: this is not exactly what general james mattis had in mind when ordered to take the hill. but in his senate hearing today, mattis, true to form, did not pull any punches. like his reaction to the leak of thousands of classif
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Jul 12, 2010 7:00pm EDT
beyond somalia's borders. the target, uganda, an african nation that's tried, with u.s. help to bring peace to somalia. the twin attacks hit soccer fans gathered at a rugby club at a sports bar in the last moments of the world cup final, turning a thrilling sporting event into an horrific bloodbath. among the survivors, a 14-year-old american, thomas kramer. >> there was this big explosion and the next thing i knew, i was on the ground with a whole bunch of rubble. >> reporter: his mother was injured. the attacks most likely by suicide bombers killed 74 including one american, a member of another u.s. aid group, 25-year-old nate henn, devoted to helping uganda's children. >> it is my life. it's all i do. >> reporter: he had grown up in wilmington, attended the university of delaware, but was drawn to uganda only a week ago. he was nicknamed the strong one. >> he was willing to go the extra mile and sacrifice a lot to do whatever we asked him to do for the cause. >> reporter: al shabaab, an islamic militia designated by the u.s. as a terror group has sworn allegiance to al qaeda. they
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Jul 24, 2010 5:30pm PDT
evening outside kabul by allied forces looking for two missing u.s. navy personnel feared either captured or killed by taliban forces. the two apparently wandered off base. they drove off base on friday. they have not been heard from since. there are sketchy reports of a firefight that they went the wrong way down a particular seat. the u.s. military are saying the two are enlisted personnel there training afghan forces. meanwhile, yet more bad news from the south of afghanistan near kandahar city. five americans killed today, earlier today in afghanistan. during that offensive as american forces try to push taliban forces out of kandahar. that is a traditional stronghold of the taliban. all five were killed by roadside blasts including four in one blast. lester, this comes as the president ordered plus-up of 30,000 extra american troops that he ordered back in december. that is still under way. yet more challenges for the president's afghan policy here in washington as the house and senate have so far been unable to agree on a $60 billion war funding bill. there is fear they won
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Jul 18, 2010 6:30pm EDT
pakistan in more than four decades. but u.s. officials know that the overriding issue is security. and that means getting pakistan to go after the insurgents based in this country who are killing u.s. troops in afghanistan. lester? >> andrea mitchell traveling with secretary of state, hillary clinton, in pakistan today. the secretary has more on her mind these days than matters of state. her daughter, chelsea's wedding is now less than two weeks away. we'll hear what she had to say about that a bit later in the broadcast. >>> when it comes to politics, there's no such thing as a summer vacation. and vice president biden stepped into the fray today, predicting that democrats would quote shock the heck out of everybody in this november's mid-term elections. >> when people take a look at what has happened since we've taken office in november and comparing it to the alternative, we're going to be very, we're going to be in great shape. we're going to win the house and we're going to win the senate. we're not going to lose either one of those bodies. >> biden's remarks come a week after whi
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Jul 17, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. tonight we got a fresh look at it aboard a flight with the u.s. coast guard. on coast guard flight from mobile, alabama to the deepwater horizon site in the gulf of mexico, pilots began spotting oil miles offshore. the closer they got to the damaged well, the more oil they saw. >> i didn't see any until we were probably 30 or 40 miles offshore. then we started seeing some of the stuff, temustified below th water >> reporter: millions of gallons of oil are still in the water drifting with the winds and currents. in some areas there are long streaks of oil. elsewhere, there are miles and miles of sheen. >> it's starting to turn brownish. >> reporter: every day these planes fly over the oil slicks far off the gulf and off the shore directing skimmer boats and alerting officials about where the oil is headed next. all along coastal alabama today some of that oil washed in with the tide. cleanup crews are using a variety of methods to try to stay ahead of it. the steady stream of oil makes it impossible to control. patty and michael hicks are visiting gulf shores from mobile. >> it's sa
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Jul 28, 2010 6:30pm EDT
work, arizona could try to get the u.s. supreme court involved but that could take several months at least, brian. >> all right, pete. thanks. >>> it was 100 days ago the people of the gulf coast were just getting ready for the summer tourist season. working on the fishing ground, some drilling for oil. we got word one night that a big rig had gone up in flames. we later learned it was a bp rig called the kwo"deepwater horiz." look at the damage. 630 miles of coast land coated with oil. a third of the fishing grounds will be closed indefinitely. that right there is a way of life. our own anne thompson has covered this virtually from day one. she's in venice harbor, louisiana, tonight. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. as crews zero in on finally killing that well, the people who live around the venice marina here are not looking backward to the first 100 days but instead are looking forward to the next 100 and worry their plight could soon be forgotten. bright orange blotches mar the gulf coast on this, the 100th day. from the air, the oil is now tougher to spot.
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Jul 13, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. tonight, the u.s. justice department has stepped in, and four police officers could face the most serious punishment yet. more on this story tonight from our justice correspondent pete williams at the justice department. pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian, the shooting investigation has torn that police department apart. five officers have already pleaded guilty to lying about what happened there, but these charges filed today are far more serious, accusing four policemen of killing innocent civilians. just a week after hurricane katrina shattered new orleans, an urgent police radio call went out. officers down, at a bridge over the city's industrial canal. as an nbc news camera crew watched, police arrived in a rental truck, dozens of shots were fired. six people were crossing the bridge to get to a supermarket. two others were headed to see their brother, a dentist. when the shooting stopped, two of those people were dead and four wounded. all of them unarmed. the police claimed they were defending themselves. today, nearly five years later, the justice department accused th
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Jul 11, 2010 6:30pm EDT
nest will being part of a mode modern-day noah's arc as the u.s. fish and wildlife attempt to move this nest to safer waters. >>> the man in charge of providing compensation for victims of the gulf oil spill told us today he's ready to give those eligible a full six months worth of emergency payments on a single request. ken feinberg is overseeing the $20 billion fund that bp established under pressure from the white house. he says he's doing everything he can to make sure people get help fast. >> file a claim. get an emergency payment of up to six months with no obligation whatsoever on your part other than to corroborate your claim. and after that, we'll offer you quickly, an accelerated lump-sum settlement payment for all of your injuries, for all of your claims. >> feinberg says until the oil stops spilling into the gulf, he won't know if the $20 billion fund is big enough to pay all legitimate claims. >>> it's a sign of how quickly things can change in politics, the white house admitting today that democrats are in danger of becoming minorities party in the house of representatives
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Jul 21, 2010 6:30pm EDT
with the next birth. c-sections account for about a third of all births in the u.s. that's an all-time high in this country. we'll put both stories on our website tonight. >>> when nbc "nightly news" continues in a moment, the fight to save one of the giants threatened by the oil in the water and now threatened altogether. >>> later, trying to uncover the secrets of the wedding of the season. for me to breathe. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now, i can join the fun and games with my grandchildren. great news! for people with copd, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both, advair helps significantly improve lung function. while nothing can reverse copd, advair is different from most other copd medications because it contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator, working together to help you breathe better. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of pneumonia. advair may increase your risk of osteoporosis and some eye problem
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Jul 23, 2010 7:00pm EDT
retirement ceremony for general stanley mcchrystal, the former commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan, whose storied career came to an abrupt end after he and his staff criticized and mocked the civilian leadership, including the president, in a "rolling stone" article. in his last form elect, mcchrystal saluted the troop at fort mcnair for the final time. >>> longtime journalist daniel schorr has died. schorr reported and broke stories at home and abroad for more than 70 years, many of them as one of the original murrow boys at cbs news. he covered world war ii, the cold war and perhaps most famously, watergate, where he discovered his own name on the so-called nixon enemies list. in 1976, he refused to tell congress who his source had been on a story about illegal cia and fbi activities. >> betray your source would be for me to betray myself, my career and my life. and to say that i refuse to do it isn't quite saying it right. i cannot do it. >> schorr was forced out of cbs that same year, did a brief stint at cnn, and for the last 25 years, he was a senior news analyst with npr, st
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Jul 20, 2010 6:30pm EDT
when the obama administration moved with lightning speed to dismiss a mid level official with the u.s. department of agriculture. in a controversy over what appeared to be damaging racist remarks captured on videotape, and then posted on a conservative blog. tonight we have learned a lot more about the story, and about the woman in question. we begin our coverage of this fast-moving story with nbc's savannah guthrie. she's in the white house briefing room in the west wing. savannah, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the decision to fire this official shirley sherrod was solely at the discretion of the agricultural secretary tom vilsack. the president was briefed afterwards and fully supports the decision. it's the video that became an overnight internet sensation. posted on a conservative website, it shows shirley sherrod at an naacp dinner in march of this year describing her initial reluctance to help a white farmer who came for aid. >> i was struck by the fact that so many black people had lost their farmland. and here i was faced with having to help a white person sa
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Jul 25, 2010 6:30pm EDT
evening, lester. it looks like one more job will be lost to the oil spill and u.s. government officials say it is the position of ceo of bp. a post held by tony hayward since 2007 until apparently very soon. since the oil started gushing back in april, bp has tried to weather its own storm surrounding is it. and ceo tony hayward as the public face of the company has only made waves. he stated that the size of the spill is tiny compared to the size of the gulf of mexico. while the crisis roiled, he attended a yacht race and then these memorable words. >> i'd like my life back. >> well, now it looks like he has it. reportedly, bp's board has been negotiating his departure and he may resign as early as tomorrow. one day before the board is set to announce a huge second quarter loss. bp is saying mr. hayward remains the chief executive officer and has the full confidence of our board and senior management. calling the reports just rumors and speculation. on the front lines today, boats that had to leave ahead of the storm are back. to continue preparing to kill the well and skim t
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Jul 30, 2010 6:30pm EDT
center as president obama spent the day in michigan talking about his decision to bail out the u.s. auto industry and pointing to gm as an economic comeback story, we got a new measure of just how the economy is doing overall. the gross domestic product which is the broadest measure of economic growth weakened to 2.4%. >>> in more unsettling news growth numbers from 2007 to 2009 revised downwards which shows the economic meltdown was even worse than previously thought. nbc white house correspondent savannah guthrie joins us with the white house's take with where all this puts us. good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, ann. one senior white house official told me today you've got to look at the big picture. 18 months ago the economy was falling off a cliff. today it is growing, but even officials here acknowledge that this recovery is running into some headwinds. [ applause ] >> reporter: the president today in michigan, taking a short spin in chevy's new hybrid electric vehicle. in the heart of car country, mr. obama hopes to highlight a turnaround story, an american auto
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Jul 6, 2010 7:00pm EDT
: the caption on this lawsuit says it all, u.s. versus arizona. the judge is being asked by the federal government to block this new law before it takes effect july 29th. the justice department's lawsuit targets a brand new arizona law, requiring police to arrest and detain anyone suspected of being in the state illegally. president obama, attorney general holder and secretary of state clinton have been criticizing it for months, the lawsuit comes just three weeks before it takes effect. a sponsor of the law condemns the suit as caving to pressure from mexico. >> we have an administration that ignores the damage of this country while they pander to president calderon and ignore their responsibility. >> reporter: justice department lawyers argue in their lawsuit that a state may not establish its own immigration policy that interferes with nationwide rules. it says arizona's approach will divert federal attention away from illegal immigrants who threaten public safety or national security. the constitution and federal laws the government says do not permit the development of a pa
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Jul 7, 2010 7:00pm EDT
have, in a lot of big u.s. cities adjacent to a body of water, you have seen or taken a ride on one of the so-called duck boats, amphibious vehicles that ride like a vehicle and a vessel in the water. there was a tragedy involving one of them today in the delaware river in philadelphia. our own stephanie gosk is following the story from our newsroom. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. on a hot summer day a boat ride may have seemed like a good idea, but the 35 passengers and two crew members on the duck boat tour ended their afternoon struggling for their lives. their small 18-foot vehicle burst into flames causing the engine to stall. the 250-foot barge slammed right into them. the duck boat capsized, flinging all 37 passengers into the water. emergency crews including local rescue workers and the coast guard rushed to help, pulling survivors onto speedboats. rescue teams are still searching for a 16-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man. >> we're doing everything that we can to search for the unaccounted for individuals. >> reporter: nine other passengers wer
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Jul 22, 2010 7:00pm EDT
arizona's tough new immigration law. the u.s. justice department is trying to block the new law before it goes into effect next week. today was their first day in court. our own lee cowan is in phoenix covering. lee, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. most people think the federal government does have a pretty good case here. the problem may be the timing. how do you ask a federal judge to quash a state statute even before it goes into effect. arizona today was arguing, at least give us a chance to prove ourselves first. [ chanting ] >> reporter: with just one week to go before arizona's new immigration law is scheduled to take effect, the protests outside the federal courthouse in phoenix today were louder than ever, on both sides of the debate. >> the law is black and white. you're either breaking the law or not. >> reporter: inside, the federal government was asking a judge to block the law, arguing arizona can't establish its own arizona policy, largely, it says, because it may interfere with federal enforcement of the nation's immigration laws. >> this lawsuit is abou
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Jul 2, 2010 7:00pm EDT
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Jul 12, 2010 6:30pm EDT
suicide bombers killed 74 including one american, a member of another u.s. aid group, 25-year-old nait henn, devoted to helping uganda's children. >> it's my life. >> reporter: he attended the university of delaware but was drawn to uganda only a week ago. he was nicknamed the strong one. >> he was willing to go the extra mile and sacrifice a lot to do whatever we asked him to do for the cause. >> reporter: an islamic militia designated as a terror group has sworn allegiance to al qaeda trying to impose islamic law, stoning women for adultery, banning soccer, torturing football club owners. today the spokesman warned uganda that it was a warning to pull troops out of somalia. threatening, we will target them if they do not withdraw from our land. that could make other countries vulnerable to attack. >> so it represents an escalation in tactics, in reach and clearly makes this more of an international problem. >> reporter: and in a terrible twist of fate, tonight, nate henn's brother was killed in a plane crash. the faa says the pilot was killed. nate's brother kyle did survive. he was
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Jul 21, 2010 5:30pm PDT
third of all births in the u.s. that's an all-time high in this country. we'll put both stories on our website tonight. >>> when nbc "nightly news" continues in a moment, the fight to save one of the giants of the water threatened by the oil in the water and now threatened altogether. >>> later, trying to uncover the secrets of the wedding of the season. >>> we're back with more now on the gulf oil disaster and its impact. tonight, we focus on one of the amazing creatures found in the waters there -- the giant bluefin tuna. they can weigh up to 1,500 pounds and live more than three decades, but their numbers, as you may know, have dropped sharply due to overfishing. now, some are actually worried this oil nightmare could end their time on earth. our report tonight from our wildlife and science expert, jeff corwin. >> reporter: veteran charter boat captain greg sears setting off from scituate, massachusetts, at first light in hot pursuit of the giant bluefin tuna. >> are you going to fish the spot you talked about yesterday? >> reporter: on this day, sears is going to try to put me in p
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Jul 19, 2010 7:00pm EDT
has surpassed the united states as the world's largest consumer of energy. the u.s. still uses more oil, but china's massive use of coal has now made it the biggest overall energy user on the planet. that fact points to how hard the recession hit the united states and the lingering effect of high unemployment was on the president's agenda today. he called again for an extension of unemployment benefits which republicans have blocked up to now because it would add to the country's huge budget deficit. our chief white house correspondent chuck todd is with us now from the briefing room with more. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. no one is feeling the effects of this sluggish economy more than those folks who currently can't find a job. and today the president stepped right into this political fight over how to pay for an extension of benefits for the long-term unemployed. appearing alongside three unemployed americans, the president took to the rose garden to blame republicans for blocking an extension of unemployment benefits. >> for the past few weeks a majorit
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Jul 14, 2010 6:30pm EDT
warning that things would probably get worse for u.s. troops this summer before they got better has sadly proven graphically true. it's been an awful 24 hours for american forces in the war zone. eight more americans killed in attacks including one especially daring raid by the taliban in the critically important city of kandahar. that's where we are joined tonight by jim maceda at kandahar air base. good evening. >> reporter: brian, today was a terrible taste of what is expected to be a bloody summer in afghanistan as u.s. and coalition forces increase the tempo of operations trying to push the pal ban out of their -- taliban out of the heart land. eight more troops were killed and we saw the array of the taliban arsenal. they used car bombers, roadside bombs and went toe to toe with american forces in a gun battle. in kandahar city and overnight in a compound that housed u.s. troops and the most elite afghan police. this was an attack on the heart of the surge, but, brian, that surge has barely begun. about a third of u.s. forces haven't arrived yet. that's some 10,000 troops, but
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Jul 4, 2010 6:30pm EDT
become u.s. citizens on a military base that used to be saddam hussein's hunting lodge. >> against all enemies, foreign and dhesic. >> we're in the middle of this marble palace, making a lie of everything he stood for. i find it delicious that that's happening. >> reporter: joe biden is here at a critical time. the u.s. forces drawing down, but becoming more diverse. iraq is much safer, hundreds of soldiers were able to go on a run, but in ramadi, a female suicide bomber attacks. another in mosul. while the vice president and his wife spent time with the troops. >> having worried so much about your son, how does it feel to be here yourself for the first time in iraq? >> well, i'm glad he's actually not here. i think it would more difficult. i just feel for all the families. i know what it's like and how much worry it is. >> part of the problem for most of the military back home is that it's only 1% of the country fighting this war. 99% appreciates what they do, but they don't know. they don't know. this brings awareness to the fact these guys are making one hell of a sacrifice. >>
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